Friday, March 4, 2011

"Live" butterflies on a handmade card!

That's right!  ..."live", fluttering butterflies...right on the front of a handmade card!

I actually caught these rare butterflies on they sat on my card and fluttered their wings!
(OK, they only started fluttering after I gently blew on the card...but I did film their fluttering...)

These delicate, light-as-air, butterflies are actually a "secret type" of tissue paper.
(See the "secret" at bottom of page.)
 I sponge dyed this "secret" tissue paper with Rich Razzleberry classic ink,
then embossed /cut it with the "Beautiful Wings" embosslits die and my Big Shot.

Close-up of "live" butterfly...created by Micki Daniel
All  images ©Stampin'Up! 2011

Would you like to know how to make a handmade card like this? 

"Live" Butterfly card created by Micki Daniel
All images ©Stampin'Up! 2011

First you will need the following items:

white gel pen, snail adhesive, and a Paper Cutter for cutting cardstock...

...PLUS some of the "secret" tissue paper!

Repeatedly stamp your image on white cs ...using VersaMark ink. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
Sponge over each circle with Pretty in Pink ink. Center and stick to top of card base.  Set aside.

Sponge your 'secret' tissue paper with Rich Razzleberry ink, then emboss 6 butterflies.  
Position and attach (two layers per butterfly) to card front by adding a thin strip of Tombo glue.
(Tip: Use a toothpick to apply glue...only along the underneath "belly"! 
After glue dries...add white gel pen "pearls" to top of butterfly body.  Your done!

Now gently blow on front of card and watch your "live" butterflies flutter their wings!

The "secret" tissue paper?...'s the Jumbo "end wraps" professional beauty shops use for hair perms. 
 One small box contains 1000 sheets...each sheet is 2 1/2" x 4" in size.

Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a handmade card!
Keep stamping!  - Micki


Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, and the fluttering butterflies. I will have to ask for a few end wraps when I visit the beauty shop next time! I am now following you through Stampin' Connection!

Debbie said...

How cute!
I'm following you from Stampin'connection. I'm #188 on the list as

Have a great weekend,

AnnMarie said...

Beautiful!! :) Am following you from SC!

Sandy's Stampin' Getaway said...

Micki, beautiful cards. I am now following you too. Ill be checking by to see what you do next.

Anne Marie said...

Adorable! What a fun tip with the "secret tissue" too! Great idea! Love the pretty color combo, too! :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Too funny Micki. I loved the suspense you built into this post as well as your gorgeous card. The "end wraps" butterflies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very cute!

Shanda Stirk said...

Amazing card - so beautiful. I know what I will be asking my hairdress for next time I am in! That really is a gorgeous card. I am not following you from SC.

Crystal said...

Such a great card, techniques, and product tip! Hmmm...maybe I need to find some hairdresser to be my friend! lol tfs

PS - Followed you here via SC blog thread. :)

~Create Me Pink~ said...

Super gorgeous card! Loving the pink! TFS!

I'm def a follower of your blog...please stop by and follow me as well! Thanks :)